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Protecting Spiny Lobster Larvae
2013-06-13 13:04:09

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science The commercial value of spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) in the Caribbean reaches $1 billion annually, thus making it one of the most valuable fisheries in the region. In a new study of this iconic species, Ph.D. candidate Andrew Kough and Dr. Claire Paris of the Biophysical Interactions Lab at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, in collaboration with Dr. Mark Butler from Old...

2013-03-28 10:37:57

Sea hares are not the favorite food choice of many marine inhabitants, and it's easy to see why when you find out about the chemical weapons they employ when provoked — namely, two unpalatable secretions, ink and opaline, which they squirt at unsuspecting peckish predators. However, while much is known about the consequences of purple ink secretion, how the whitish and viscous opaline outsmarts a potential predator remains unknown. Charles Derby from Georgia State University, USA,...

Maine Lobsters Are Cannibals: They Eat Their Youngsters
2012-12-04 13:56:32

[Watch Video: Lobster Cannibals Captured On Film Along Maine Coast] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have ever had the pleasure of cracking into a freshly broiled Maine lobster, then you probably know just how succulent these marine crustaceans can be. But its not just us that find these creatures delectable; it seems the lobster itself cannot resist snacking on its fellow arthropods from time to time. Lobsters have long been known to attack and eat each...

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2012-01-27 09:09:28

Researcher narrows down spread of first lobster virus From the Florida Keys to Cuba to the Bahamas and Belize, tourists and locals enjoy the taste of the Caribbean spiny lobster. Family operations and commercial fisheries alike depend on its popularity, so the lobster is important to many local economies. But this crustacean is threatened by a virus called Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1). "We know that it can spread between lobsters. They can eat infected tissue and contract it that...

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2010-03-12 09:39:45

Central American shrimp and lobster populations are being threatened by illegal fishing and climate change, experts said on Thursday. The decline of such species is a huge impact on the two-billion-dollar-a-year fishing industry and could affect as many as 136,000 jobs. "Pollution and warmer waters are impacting our species," especially shrimp and lobster, said Mario Gonzalez, director of the Central American Organization of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors (OSPESCA). Decreasing...

2009-08-15 13:31:59

Maine lobstermen are facing hard times as Americans cut back on consumption of the seafood delicacy and prices fall, industry players say. Lobsters are thriving off the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts with plenty available to be caught, but U.S consumers -- who see lobster as a celebration food -- aren't in the mood for high living in a struggling economy, Gatehouse News Service reported Saturday. Things are not going so good, said Laddie Dexter, 70, of Marshfield, Maine, told the news...

2009-05-06 09:11:19

Prices for Canadian lobster have plummeted, and some Prince Edward Island fishermen say they're reducing their catch or not bothering to work at all. Processors and canners announced Tuesday most fishermen should cap their catches at 500 pounds with prices now at 1989 levels, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported from Charlottetown. Markets are paying just $3.50 a pound and canners are paying $3 per pound, the report said. The season opened Friday, and fishermen say there has been a good...

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2009-03-10 09:21:01

Lobstermen Collaborate with NOAA Lab and Marine Science Students New England lobstermen have gone high tech by adding low-cost instruments to their lobster pots that record bottom temperature and provide data that could help improve ocean circulation models in the Gulf of Maine. Environmental Monitors on Lobster Traps, or eMOLT, is a partnership involving NOAA, the Maine, Massachusetts, Downeast and Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Associations, the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation, and the...


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2008-05-05 22:31:03

The European Lobster (Homarus gammarus), is a large European clawed crustacean. The natural range of the European Lobster is the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Lofoten Islands in northwestern Norway to the Azores and Morocco. It is also found in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete and in northwestern parts of the Black Sea. It is not found in the Baltic Sea. It is rarely found deeper than 165 feet, but can be found anywhere from the low tide mark to 500 feet, on hard substrates made of rock or...

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2009-03-28 16:58:08

The Small European Locust Lobster, Scyllarus arctus is a species of slipper lobster frequenting the water in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean. Although it is an uncommon species in the British and Irish waters, various English-language vernacular names have been employed, including Lesser Slipper Lobster, and Broad Lobster. This species of lobster is found in eastern parts of the Atlantic Ocean, from Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands as far north as the English...

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2009-03-28 16:53:01

Jasus lalandii, more commonly known as the Cape Rock Lobster or West Coast Rock Lobster, is a species of spiny lobster found in the waters off the coast of Southern Africa. Although it is unknown whom the name of this species is in honor of, there have been suggestions that it may be attributed to French astronomer Jérôme Lalande. Cape Rock Lobster are rocky bottom dwellers generally in shallow waters, but have been found in waters as deep as 150 feet. They range along the coast...

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2013-09-05 00:00:00

The Lagostino, Panulirus argus is a species of spiny lobster inhabiting the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina down to eastern South America at depths from 100 to 300 feet. They dwell on reefs and in mangrove swamps, or habitats with some sort of cover. More familiar names for the species include Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Florida Spiny Lobster or West Indies Spiny Lobster. Shortened variations of the name could include Lagostino, Crawfish, Crayfish or Bug. The...

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